Sunday, April 10, 2011

I Heart Cooking Clubs : Happy Days with Jamie ! Black Forest Swiss Roll

Ciao ! I don't think it is only because I'm dieting but such a dessert can brighten any day...
I got the recipe from 'Cook With Jamie', I love all Jamie's cookbooks he fills them with such a love for good food .

I made the roll for dinner yesterday night, I had cooked lots of different things but as my father loved to say 'dessert it's like when the major enters in a very crowded Sunday church : in a way or the other he always finds the best spot !'
Please take some time to enjoy all the other happy recipes.

Black Forest Swiss Roll (Cook with Jamie by Jamie Oliver)

4 eggs
4½oz caster sugar
2¼ butter, melted
3½ozplain flour, sifted
1oz cocoa powder, sifted
Zest and juice of 2 oranges
3tbsp caster sugar
400g tin of black cherries in syrup
100g dried sour cherries
350ml double cream
100g dark chocolate

1. With an electric mixer beat together the eggs and sugar until a thick ribbon stage is reached i.e. when you lift the beaters out you should be able to leave a ribbon trail over the mix that does not immediately disappear.
2. Carefully in the melted butter then fold in the flour and cocoa powder. Fill a lined Swiss roll tin (25x35cm) with the mix and bake for 15 mins at 180°C
3. For the cherry filling, warm the orange juice and zest until the sugar is dissolved. At this point add all the cherries and cook for 5 mins.
4. Leave to cool, strain the cherries and return the liquid to the pan. Reduce the liquor to a thin syrupy consistency.
5. For the chocolate filling, bring 100ml cream to the boil. As soon as it starts bubbling, take off the heat and gently stir in the chocolate pieces. Mix to a uniform consistency and leave to cool.
6. Whip the remaining cream to stiff peaks.
7. To construct the Swiss roll, brush the sponge with the syrup. Next, spread the chocolate cream over the cake, followed by the cream. Finally top with the cherries.
8. Using the greaseproof paper roll the cake over. Chill, wrapped in the paper, until ready to slice.